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Album of the Week: Yo La Tengo, Fade

By January 15, 2013

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(Hey, so, album-of-the-week is a new thing I'm going to do every Tuesday, from here to forever. It's a review of the most notable indie record release of each week. Not necessarily the biggest or the best, but the most awaited, interesting, or, hopefully, awesome. We kick things off, for 2013, with the latest LP for indie-rock institution Yo La Tengo...)

Band: Yo La Tengo
Album: Fade
Label: Matador
Release Date: January 15, 2013

The 13th album for the classic-indie-rockers upholds their career of consistent excellence.

For a band best known for their variety —albums like 1997's I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One and 2009's Popular Songs skipping over styles; the band handling any request under the sun as the house-band of WFMU pledge-drives; one tour infamously finding them spinning a wheel of fortune— Yo La Tengo sure are a model of consistency. 13 'proper' LPs into their long, loved career, and Hoboken's Finest have yet to turn in a bad album, yet to make a questionable reinvention, and, most impressively, yet to make their fans yearn for the glory-days of the distant past. With Yo La Tengo, each new record brings with it the promise of yet more glory-days, lurking within...

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